Creating with Fall Colors for the Color Dare Blog

Many of you are starting to see the seasons change where you live and some of you are experiencing some glorious autumn colors. Our fall season has been a little slow coming this year, but that didn’t stop me from being inspired by this week’s Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge70304577_10214887455481910_8344393459171328000_n.jpg

Can you imagine being able to see such a sight out your window? As I peered upon this week’s inspiration photo, I was drawn towards the deep reds, yellows, and greens and chose to use them to create this week’s Sunflower Thank You card. MissCarriesCreations-SunflowerThankYouCard.jpg

I started with a background I created using a stencil cut from the Share the Seasons Thin Cut.  I used this same stencil on my Fall Coffee Card to create an inked background.  Today, I am using the it to create a rustic, muted, background with Texture Paste.

Just a quick reminder: You only have a few more days
to save 30% on the Share the Seasons Bundle. 

After spraying the background with ink, I layered it atop Sangria Cardstock.  This new Sangria color is a beautiful fall shade. I have just started creating with it, and am already liking how well it goes with many of the colors in our collection.  I chose to also use Sangria to create my Sunflower image and stamp my sentiment.  The center of the flower was created with Saffron Ink that was heat embossed with VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, and a sprinkle of Copper Tinsel.

After assembling the card, I decided to add a few embellishments.  A decorative knot was created with Sangria Ribbon and some red dots were made by adding color to our White Dots with a Red Marker.

This card reminds me off all things I love about fall – simple, rustic, and full of color.  I hope it has inspired you to create something new and join us for this week’s Color My Heart Dare Color Challenge.  Don’t forge to link up your creation before October 10th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Share the Seasons Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share the Seasons Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our our September Share the Seasons products. 69375999_10156726877312686_5123611506969149440_n.jpgIf you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

When the Multi-Square die arrived at my house, my husband told me it looked like I had ordered a little “window” cut-out.  That really made my creative brain start cranking. 🤯 I started out by designing a window card featuring a Fall Tree, then decided to move onto Christmas by creating a simple card that appears to be looking out the window onto a delightful Winter Wonderland. misscarriescreations-winterwonderlandcard.jpg

It was difficult to even consider creating for Christmas when we are still experiencing 90º weather, but I just couldn’t pass up using this Share the Seasons die to create a beautiful scene.  I started with background that I cut from Watercolor paper using an image from our new Complete Creativity collection.

After the background had dried, I added some Trees that I cut from White Daisy cardstock & White Glitter paper using the same Cricut™ image. I used some Foam Tape to add the “Window” and created a multi-layer Poinsettia cut from another image in the Complete Creativity collection.

It is hard to see, but I couldn’t resist adding some Red & Julip shimmer to the Poinsettia. The sentiment was stamped onto Vellum with Evergreen Ink, heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, and added it to the front of the card.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Becca Whitham’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. This Share the Seasons Bundle is only available through September 30th, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 30% on this bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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